My Faves

Click the bookmark icon to save all the stuff you love.

Be The First To Know

Your inside line on the new, unique and unmissable across Somerset

Sign up to our newsletter

Reader Treats Just For You!

Esme’s Escape

Muddy says: A luxury shepherd’s hut with log-fired hot tub in the village of Haselbury Plucknett, inspired by a 1940s land girl’s love story

Back in the 1940s, Liverpudlian Esme was posted as a land girl to the village of Haselbury Plucknett in south Somerset, where she fell in love and married a local boy called Fred – and they lived happily ever after *sigh*.  Esme’s Escape, a luxury shepherd’s hut in an orchard in the grounds of their former home,  is an homage to their story.

A cosy and romantic hideaway, with vintage furniture, bone china crockery, a woodburner, black & white photos on the walls there are also mod cons like a nespresso machine, WiFi/USB charging points, a flushing loo and hot shower (phew).

A treat awaits you on your arrival, along with all the ingredients (locally sourced, natch) for your first breakfast, some logs and toiletries.

Sip prosecco in the log-fired hot tub, fire up the pizza oven/barbie, walk a couple of minutes to the foodie-favourite village pub or just cuddle up under the duvet and watch a wartime movie on the DVD.

Lots to do if you can bear to tear yourself away from your idyll: llama walks, fossil hunting, paddle boarding and countryside and coastal walks are all nearby.

Winner of Best Boutique Stay in the Somerset Muddy Awards 2019 – congratulations!


Tell us what you think

Your email address will not be published.

* Required
* Required

Home icon Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Somerset